Definitions for KICKkɪk

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. kick, boot, kicking(noun)

    the act of delivering a blow with the foot

    "he gave the ball a powerful kick"; "the team's kicking was excellent"

  2. bang, boot, charge, rush, flush, thrill, kick(noun)

    the swift release of a store of affective force

    "they got a great bang out of it"; "what a boot!"; "he got a quick rush from injecting heroin"; "he does it for kicks"

  3. recoil, kick(noun)

    the backward jerk of a gun when it is fired

  4. gripe, kick, beef, bitch, squawk(noun)

    informal terms for objecting

    "I have a gripe about the service here"

  5. kick(noun)

    the sudden stimulation provided by strong drink (or certain drugs)

    "a sidecar is a smooth drink but it has a powerful kick"

  6. kick, kicking(verb)

    a rhythmic thrusting movement of the legs as in swimming or calisthenics

    "the kick must be synchronized with the arm movements"; "the swimmer's kicking left a wake behind him"

  7. kick(verb)

    drive or propel with the foot

  8. kick(verb)

    thrash about or strike out with the feet

  9. kick(verb)

    strike with the foot

    "The boy kicked the dog"; "Kick the door down"

  10. kick(verb)

    kick a leg up

  11. kick back, recoil, kick(verb)

    spring back, as from a forceful thrust

    "The gun kicked back into my shoulder"

  12. kick, give up(verb)

    stop consuming

    "kick a habit"; "give up alcohol"

  13. kick(verb)

    make a goal

    "He kicked the extra point after touchdown"

  14. complain, kick, plain, sound off, quetch, kvetch(verb)

    express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness

    "My mother complains all day"; "She has a lot to kick about"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Kick(verb)

    to strike, thrust, or hit violently with the foot; as, a horse kicks a groom; a man kicks a dog

  2. Kick(verb)

    to thrust out the foot or feet with violence; to strike out with the foot or feet, as in defense or in bad temper; esp., to strike backward, as a horse does, or to have a habit of doing so. Hence, figuratively: To show ugly resistance, opposition, or hostility; to spurn

  3. Kick(verb)

    to recoil; -- said of a musket, cannon, etc

  4. Kick(noun)

    a blow with the foot or feet; a striking or thrust with the foot

  5. Kick(noun)

    the projection on the tang of the blade of a pocket knife, which prevents the edge of the blade from striking the spring. See Illust. of Pocketknife

  6. Kick(noun)

    a projection in a mold, to form a depression in the surface of the brick

  7. Kick(noun)

    the recoil of a musket or other firearm, when discharged


  1. Kick

    In combat sports and hand-to-hand combat, a kick is a physical strike using the foot, leg, or knee. This type of attack is used frequently, especially in stand-up fighting. Kicks play a significant role in many forms of martial arts, such as Taekwondo, Karate, Pankration, Kung fu, Vovinam, Kickboxing, Muay Thai, Capoeira, Silat, and Kalarippayattu. Kicks are also used for kicking objects such as balls, books etc. If a human uses a kick in sport, it would most likely be used for kicking an object into a goal such as kicking a soccer ball into a goal and so on.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. kick

    1. [IRC] To cause somebody to be removed from a IRC channel, an option only available to channel ops. This is an extreme measure, often used to combat extreme flamage or flooding, but sometimes used at the CHOP's whim. 2. To reboot a machine or kill a running process. “The server's down, let me go kick it.”

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'KICK' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3029

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'KICK' in Nouns Frequency: #2094

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'KICK' in Verbs Frequency: #507

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